Stolen Land: The Struggle for Rematriation

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Description: 

with Rupa Marya and A-dae Romero-Briones, hosted by Anna Lappe 

This spring, we are so pleased to co-present a new series of virtual events, Roots of Resilience in an Age of Crisis, with Real Food Media. In this moment of political and planetary crisis, these three webinar conversations will explore the interconnectedness of land, seeds, and water with a leading group of thinkers and doers -- and look at ways out of the crises facing us. Join us for the first of these events April 23rd.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we’ll hear from UCSF Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Rupa Marya along with A-dae Romero-Briones of the First Nations Development Institute discuss efforts around the country to take on the aftermath of centuries of government-sanctioned and led land dispossession and cultural decimation. Together with TNS Host and Author Anna Lappé, Rupa and A-dae will share strategies toward a vision to protect and uplift Native agro-ecological traditions, including efforts to rematriate thousands of acres of land across the country.

A-dae Romero-Briones is Kiowa/Cochiti and was born and raised in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, and comes from the Toyekoyah/ Komalty Family from Hog Creek, Oklahoma, on the Kiowa side. A-dae works as director of programs — Native Food and Agricultural Program for First Nations Development Institute. President Obama recognized A-dae as a White House Champion of Change in Agriculture.

Rupa Marya, MD, is a physician, an activist, a mother, and a composer. She is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she practices and teaches internal medicine. Her research focuses on the health impacts of racism and state violence. She is a cofounder of the Do No Harm Coalition. 

Host Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, a renowned advocate for sustainability and justice along the food chain, and an advisor to funders investing in food system transformation. One of TIME magazine’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is the founder or co-founder of three national organizations including the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund. 

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Kyra Epstein

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